So, what are the Blood Ravens known for?
- they're codex compliant, with a higher than average number of librarians
- they're warrior scholars, using careful study to determine the best way to defeat their enemies
- their librarians use divination to aid the study of the foe, and sometimes lead strike forces
- their Chapter Master and Chief Libarian can be the same person (Great Father Azariah Vidya), but not always (Gabriel Angelos)
- they're known to have good relations with the Adeptus Mechanicus, Grey Knights, Salamanders, Deathwatch, and many others
- they're a fleet-based chapter
You'll note that I'm mostly not including the various Dawn of War story outcomes, and there are a couple reasons for that:
- I mostly consider Dawn of War to be non-canon. (Though I'll scavenge useful tidbits)
- I don't want to tie these prospective rules to a single point in time. I'd much rather capture the feel of the Blood Ravens when they're conducting normal operations
I do have a couple ideas I'd like to share at this point, though they'll need refinement.
Doctrine: I was thinking that the Blood Raven doctrine could reflect their scholarly and divinatory efforts, and so I was thinking that once both armies have deployed, the Blood Ravens could redeploy up to 3 units anywhere in their deployment zone.
Stratagem: This one is a little harder, but one idea I had was to let an Infantry or Biker Squad ignore negatives to hit for 1 Command Point.
So, are these too strong? Too weak? Any other ideas or opinions?